Malagas Hotel & Breede River Boat Hire
Built in 1996, Malagas Hotel is a 51 - room
"Old Cape", styled establishment, including 6 cabins on the 'Breede River
Queen' houseboat, which provides elegant accommodation, well-prepared meals
and old- fashioned hospitality. Hosts' top priority is to provide host guests
with tranquility and relaxation, that "home-away-from-home" atmosphere and
complete peace of mind during your stay with us. The hand drawn pontoon
which started operating in 1860 is still going strong today and this is a
major attraction in the area.
Whale watching season is from June to November each year. The Southern Right
whales congregate here with their calves at the river mouth at Infanta. The
calves come right into the mouth at the river and stay here for about 6
months until they have been weaned from the mother.
As most of the rooms of Malagas Hotel are equipped with a fold up sleeper couch, hotel is able to offer extra accommodation should it be required. The meals are best described as "South African Home Cooking" and are designed to be tasty, wholesome and include many favourite traditional dishes. A selection of local wines are available to compliment your meal. A hearty full English breakfast is available and Pub Lunches are served at "Moxies Bar" & enclosed veranda or outside under shade or sun.
Facilities at Malagas Hotel
45 en-suite bedrooms and 6 cabins on the house
boat "Breede River Queen"
Situated on the banks of the Breede River near Swellendam - recognized as the best estuary fishing in South Africa
Restaurant, bar & mini casino (5 slot machines) on premises
Conference and team building facilities - Sunset cruise and Volleyball
Tea / Coffee making facilities
TV, M-Net, Satellite TV, Hairdryer
Heaters and fans in all rooms
Safety deposit box at reception
All water sports available eg. canoes, powerboats etc.
Sundowner Cruises, beach and jetty
Near the De Hoop Nature Reserve - wildlife
Bird watching - 192 species
HOUSEBOAT HIRE: 7.80 m (25’7”) Leisure liners are sturdy, safe, and easy to drive crafts with all the luxuries and comforts you need to spend a relaxing holiday on the water. They have a fully fitted kitchen with an electrical refrigerator, gas stove with oven and a scullery. A sliding door separates the fore cabin from the main area, providing privacy and an undisturbed sleep to those who need to go to bed earlier. In the fore cabin is a double bed, as well as a single bed. The table arrangement in the main cabin folds down to form the second double bed. A separate compartment houses a hot water shower, washbasin and toilet. One double duvet, duvet cover, two double sheets, four pillows and pillowcases are provided. Sleeping bags can be provided at an additional fee.
A sliding door opens onto a roomy outdoor cockpit area, which is ideal for fishing or just relaxing in the sun. There is an easy access platform with a ladder at the stern for swimming. The rooftop deck is ideal for tanning or bird watching. Host base is at Malagas Hotel, Malagas, Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa. Hirers may sleep anywhere they choose within the designated overnight limits of the river – simply lower the anchor and make sure it is secured. The Breede River remains one of the most unspoiled holiday getaways in host country and is a must for anyone who enjoys a good balance of tranquility and activity in a natural environment.
Malagas is 280km from Cape Town
(approx 2 ½ Hours Drive). Take the N2 from Cape Town over Sir Lowry's Pass
towards Caledon. Approximately 6 km before Swellendam, turn right at the
Malgas, Infanta turn-off. Follow the gravel road for 38km. Turn left at the
Malagas Guest House sign, you will see the White Hotel Buildings on the left
when you drive down the hill.
Please remember, if coming from the Heidelberg side, that the "Pont" closes at sunset.
S 34 ° 18 ‘ 01, 5”
E 20 ° 35 ‘ 17.4”
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request
|Large twin / King|
HOUSEBOAT HIRE: RATES ARE ON REQUEST
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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